Did you know that Downtown Plano is home to seven designated public arts venues?
Here residents can grab a lunch, tour a gallery and enjoy a little bit of the culture. What most US states have to reserve for larger cities, Plano has right in its downtown.
The beauty of Plano’s Arts District is that residents enjoy art, entertainment and culture in just a fifteen minute drive to downtown and it has been officially recognized as a cultural district by the Texas Commission of the Arts, which has helped to heighten Plano’s exposure and tourism on a regional level.
The “Historic Downtown Plano Mural Project’ has commenced this year with three murals: one, a three-dimensional relief, will adorn the side of Angela’s at the Crosswalk, one will be dramatically painted on the side of Vickery Park and the third mural’s location has yet to be determined.
There’s also the Downtown Plano Arts & Wine Walk where for $12 a ticket at www.visitdowntownplanotx.com/winewalk or for $18 at the door, you can stroll through downtown, sip selected wines at various shops, listen to live music, enjoy curated art exhibits and be privy to special discounts. The Art & Wine Walk happens on the second Thursday of every month from April to December. Don’t forget to grab your ‘passport,’ wine guide and commemorative glass when you go.
Artfest 2017 Festival is happening on April 22nd and 23rd. There will be live music, contemporary art installations, performances from local arts groups, a makers market of craftsman and artisans, family chalk art, a kids zone with bounce houses, food trucks, and so much more. You can find out all the details at www.planoartfest.com
We McCoys think that having a thriving art district is important for our community and we are very proud of the arts and entertainment Plano has to offer. We hope you take some time to take advantage of what our beautiful downtown has to offer.